delivered In partnership with bild

A transformative eight day course that immerses you in the application of the Ontario Building Code. 

A must for every builder or designer.

  • facilitated by CODE EXPERT, MICHAEL LIO

  • LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE and interpret the Obc

  • discuss your experiences and get advice from experts

  • prepare for your bcin part 9 challenge exam


This course is the most comprehensive introduction to Part 9 residential home building in Ontario.


Learn how to navigate the language in the Ontario Building Code, learn in detail the low-rise housing requirements of Ontario’s Code, and learn how to make your Permit applications easy!


This 10-day course will prepare you for the BCIN Part 9 challenge exam and fulfill your Tarion new homebuilder competency requirements, including foundations, framing, mechanicals and finishes.

Course objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to apply the Ontario Building Code's low-rise housing provisions to:

  • Start-up

  • Foundations

  • Floor Systems

  • Rooms & Spaces

  • Means of Egress

  • Fire and Sound Control

  • Wall Systems

  • Roofing Systems

  • Windows

  • Fireplaces & Chimneys

  • Mechanical Systems

  • Plumbing & Electrical

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Interior Finishes

  • Garages & Decks

Course Length: 10 days

Date: TBD

Location: BILD Awards Hall, 20 Upjohn Rd, North York, ON M3B 2V9

Price: Join the wait list for free!

Join the wait list and we will notify you ​once the next course is taking place. The course fee will be payable upon course registration. The course fee is $1,199 + HST (BILD members) or

$1,399 + HST (non-BILD members).

Textbook: 2014 Ontario Code and Construction Guide for Housing

(must be purchased separately)




Michael Lio is Ontario’s foremost Part 9 expert. He has trained builders, building officials, and designers across Canada. His company has prepared the background analysis for the energy efficiency requirements of the Ontario Building Code since 1987. Michael is a professional engineer who has consulted on projects and publications across North America relating to housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. His studies have supported the development of the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario, the EnerGuide Rating System, and the new R-2000 Programs. He works with builders across Ontario to resolve building code issues. He taught in the architecture program at Ryerson University and at the University of Toronto for 27 years.

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